If we forget about health and time, probably the most precious thing one can have is a box full of ideas. Hey, even one good idea can be worth millions, especially since it’s not that easy to gather a bunch of ideas under the same banner, no matter if they belong to one or more individuals. These being said, what do you think about a Ruby-powered idea-gathering piece of code freely available?

According to the official mumbo-jumbo, “BBYIDX is a free and open source idea-gathering application written in Ruby and distributed under the GNU Affero General Public License.” Used as the foundation of the not-so-notorious, but really interesting Best Buy IdeaX website, BBYIDX allows its users to easily post, tag, comment and vote on ideas, while administrators can moderate incoming comments/ideas, also being able to assign work-flow to certain ideas for further development.

To make everything more interesting, BBYIDX comes with read and write APIs that one can employ to access an instance via another website or even mobile application. That’s all for now, folks, but be sure we’ll hear about BBYIDX again some day in the future! 😉


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